Los Angeles, USA
Music by Veronika Krausas, Marc Lowenstein, Andrew McIntosh, Andrew Norman, Ellen Reid, David Rosenboom.
Text by Tom Jacobson, Mandy Kahn, Sarah LaBrie, Jane Stephens Rosenthal, Janine Salinas Schoenberg, Erin Young
Concept and Direction by Yuval Sharon
Produced by The Industry
From the LA River to the Bradbury Building, from rooftops to abandoned parking lots, from inside an Airstream to the back of a limousine zooming through the unsuspecting city streets, The Industry’s audacious mobile opera Hopscotch took Los Angeles by storm in Fall 2015. With 24 cars, 126 diverse artists, 6 composers, 6 writers, and 1 unique architectural space where the entire piece was streamed for free, Hopscotch was a once-in-a-lifetime event.
An expansive recording of Hopscotch, now available on The Industry Records, showcases the diverse range of musical and theatrical ideas at the heart of the original production. The accompanying “Music of Hopscotch” concert, performed as part of USC’s Visions & Voices program in Newman Recital Hall January 2017, was a celebration of the contributions of the six composers while putting them in the context of the larger-scale narrative. This concert was preceded by an informative panel discussion of the creation and implementation of Hopscotch as well as reactions to the groundbreaking endeavor.